(Su"rah) n. A soft twilled silk fabric much used for women's dresses; — called also surah silk.

(Su"ral) a. [L. sura the calf of the leg: cf. F. sural.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the calf of the leg; as, the sural arteries.

(Sur"ance) n. Assurance. [Obs.] Shak.

(Sur*an"gu*lar) a. [Pref. sur- + angular.] (Anat.) Above the angular bone; supra- angular; — applied to a bone of the lower jaw in many reptiles and birds.n. The surangular bone.

(Sur"base`) n. [Pref. sur- + base.]

1. (Arch.) A cornice, or series of moldings, on the top of the base of a pedestal, podium, etc. See Illust. of Column.

2. A board or group of moldings running round a room on a level with the tops of the chair backs. Knight.

(Sur"based`) a. (Arch.) (a) Having a surbase, or molding above the base. (b) [F. surbaissé.] Having the vertical height from springing line to crown less than the half span; — said of an arch; as, a segmental arch is surbased.

(Sur*bate") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surbated; p. pr. & vb. n. Surbating.] [F. solbatu, p. p., bruised (said of a horse's foot); sole a sole (of a horse's foot) + battu, p. p. of battre to beat.]

1. To make sore or bruise, as the feet by travel. [Obs.]

Lest they their fins should bruise, and surbate sore
Their tender feet upon the stony ground.

Chalky land surbates and spoils oxen's feet.

2. To harass; to fatigue. [Obs.] Clarendon.

(Sur*beat") v. t. Same as Surbate. [Obs.]

(Sur*bed") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surbedded; p. pr. & vb. n. Surbedding.] [Pref. sur- + bed.] To set edgewise, as a stone; that is, to set it in a position different from that which it had in the quarry.

It . . . has something of a grain parallel with the horizon, and therefore should not be surbedded.
Gilbert White.

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